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Man, woman found dead in hotel near airport identified as married couple

A man and woman found dead in a hotel room this week near the San Diego International Airport in what police said was a murder-suicide were identified Friday as a married couple.

Staff members at the hotel on Harbor Island Drive near North Harbor Drive found the couple on Tuesday about 2:20 p.m. after they failed to check out, San Diego police said.

Investigators believe the husband, 57-year-old Sri Kumar Rangarajan, fatally shot his wife, 27-year-old Kayla Jacob, before shooting himself.

The couple lived in Arizona and Illinois before coming to San Diego, police said.

Anyone with information about the deaths was asked to call the department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (888) 580-8477.

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